Sodium Acetate Injection

[23 February 2017]

Products Affected - Description

Sodium acetate injection, American Regent
2 mEq/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00517-2096-25)
4 mEq/mL, 50 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00517-5023-25)

Reason for the Shortage

  • American Regent has sodium acetate injection on long-term back order due to manufacturing delays. It is unclear if and when they will return to market.
  • Fresenius Kabi has sodium acetate injection available.
  • Pfizer has sodium acetate injection available.

Available Products

Sodium acetate injection, Fresenius Kabi
4 mEq/mL, 100 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 63323-0032-61)
Sodium acetate injection, Pfizer
2 mEq/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-7299-73)
2 mEq/mL, 50 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-3299-05)
2 mEq/mL, 100 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-3299-06)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • American Regent has sodium acetate 2 mEq/mL 20 mL vials and 4 mEq/mL 50 mL vials on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • All other marketed presentations are available.

Related Shortages


February 23, 2017; December 19, October 8, September 6, August 15 and 13, June 2, April 25, March 21 and 2, February 10, 8 and 4, 2016; December 30, 2015, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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